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Gail Rutledge 12/04/2017

Gail Rutledge websiteGail R. Rutledge, 82 years, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 At Westfields Hospital, New Richmond. He was born July 9, 1935 in Webster, Iowa to Russell and Ruth Rutledge.
Gail moved to the New Richmond area as a young boy and attended New Richmond High School graduating in 1953. He was a member of the WI National Guard and was stationed in Olympia, WA. He married Gini Sue Ohlfs September 12, 1959 and they raised 4 children.
Gail worked as an over the road truck driver for many years. He worked his entire life always taking care of his family. He was a dedicated father who attended his children’s activities whenever he was home. Gail was a member of New Richmond United Methodist Church.
Gail was preceded in death by his parents step mother Wilma Boge; wife Gini; brother Glen Rutledge; sister Jean Martell; brother-in-law, Mike Boge; sister-in-law Mary Ellen Rutledge
He is survived by son Michael (Donna) Rutledge; daughters Barbara (Dean) Schroeder, Sheryl (Dan) Radtke, Karen (Andy Brinkman) Storie; brother Robert (Joan) Rutledge; sister Doris Boge; sister-in-law Jan Rutledge; step-siblings; Colleen Torgerson, Ron Boge, Bill Boge, Leroy Boge; former wife, Colette Rutledge; grandchildren, Terri, Tracie (Lucas) Koenig, Nicole (Jimmy) Montour, Missie (Ryan) Armbruster, Scott Schroeder, Susan, Stacey, Steffanie, Shannon, Steven Kunze, Madisyn, Kerrigan, Mhkellan, Brekkyn Storie and 16 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 12:00 noon, Friday, December 8, 2017 at the New Richmond United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeremy  Deaner as the officiant. Visitation was from 10::00 a.m. -12:00 noon at the church. Burial was in the New Richmond Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.


  • Jodie Stoker Posted December 6, 2017 2:52 pm

    Donna and Mike you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  • Terri Radtke Posted December 6, 2017 4:27 pm

    Sheri, my condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. Remember your dad for the giving, loving, respected man he is. Love from the Radtke/ Miller famiky..

  • Pam Leggitt Posted December 6, 2017 4:48 pm

    My prayers to your family as you walk this difficult road. May you find peace in his memories.

  • Connie bell Posted December 6, 2017 5:47 pm

    Sheri m so very sorry for the loss of your dad,, i feel your pain, its a very hatd thing to go thru losing a loved one my deepest condolences goes out to all the family love connie n tyler

  • Deb Rutledge Posted December 6, 2017 5:51 pm

    Dear Rutledge Cousins, may your parents Rest in Peace together. So many happy and special times remembered. Sorry I cannot attend the funeral. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kathie Brinkman Posted December 6, 2017 9:10 pm

    Karen and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. You have our sincere condolences.

  • Galen & Jane heutmaker Posted December 7, 2017 3:40 pm

    Sorry, we can’t attend. But our thought’s and prayer’s are with you and your family.

    • Lavon Banks Posted December 10, 2017 12:46 am

      My deepest sympathy to you Mike and Donna.

  • Stan and Shirley Rudd Posted December 10, 2017 12:28 am

    Mike and Donna,
    So sorry to read of your Dads passing. Our condolences to you and your familys.

  • Kris & Don Hughes Posted December 11, 2017 9:37 pm

    Sorry for your loss, prayers for all the family.

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